Scott Pilgrim Takes Off Netflix Anime Series: Everything We Know

The majority of the cast from the original movie is set to return!

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Scott Pilgrim Takes Off. Michael Cera as Scott Pilgrim in Scott Pilgrim Takes Off. Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2023

Fans rejoice! An anime adaptation of the 2010 cult classic Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is in development at Netflix. All of the original cast members from the movie are set to return and will be animated by the same studio behind DEVILMAN Crybaby

Scott Pilgrim began life as a comic, which began its serialization in 2004 in the publisher Oni Press. Written and illustrated by creator Bryan Lee O’Malley, the comic ended in 2010, the same year it was adapted into a live-action film and has since become a cult classic.

Bryan Lee O’Malley will return to the franchise as an executive producer, writer, and co-showrunner alongside Ben David Grabinski. They had the following to say about the exciting announcement:

“We’re getting the band back together! Cera and Winstead, Bhabha, Culkin, Evans, Kendrick, Larson, Pill, Plaza, Routh, Schwartzman, Simmons, Webber, Whitman, and Wong. A stellar cast, perfectly assembled by Edgar Wright. And, with Science SARU leading the phenomenal animation, we couldn’t ask for a better team for this adventure. We can’t wait for fans and newcomers alike to see what we and our partners at Science SARU have been cooking up. It’s going to be a wild ride.”

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Bryan Lee O’Malley at Comic-Con

The series will be directed by Abel Gongora and animated by Science SARU. The Japanese studio previously worked with Netflix on Japan Sinking 2020 and DEVILMAN Crybaby. Other released projects from the studio include Heike Monogatari, Uray Deco, and Garden of Remembrance.

Universal Content Productions, Complete Fiction, and Marc Platt Productions are also attached.

Edgar Wright, who previously directed the film adaptation, returns as executive producer and has the following to say about the upcoming anime:

“One of the proudest and most enjoyable achievements of my career was assembling and working with the dynamite cast of Scott Pilgrim. Since the film’s release in 2010 we’ve done Q&A’s, remembrances and charity read throughs, but there was never the occasion to reunite the whole gang on an actual project. Until now… Original creator Bryan Lee O’Malley, along with writer BenDavid Grabinski have conjured up an anime series of Scott Pilgrim that doesn’t just expand the universe, but also…well, just watch it. I’m more than happy to announce that I have helped coax the entire original cast back to voice their characters on this epic new adventure. You are in for a treat.”

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Edgar Wright on the set of ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World with Michael Cera and Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Fellow executive producer Eunyoung Choi also showcased their excitement for the upcoming anime:

“It’s official: we’ve been obsessed with Scott Pilgrim! This series has been a wild ride, full of fresh and thrilling experiences for everyone at Science SARU. Working with such amazing artists and animators under the visionary leadership of director Abel Gongora has been an absolute dream come true. Our team is over the moon about bringing the Scott Pilgrim world to life. We can hardly contain our excitement – this is going to be epic!”

Anamanaguchi has been confirmed to be involved in the score of the new series.

Before we dig into what else we know about the series, here’s your first look trailer:

On October 15th, 2023, an official trailer was released for the animated series:


When will Scott Pilgrim Takes Off release on Netflix? What’s it about?

For the most part, plot details about the anime series have been kept under wraps beyond a broad synopsis:

“Scott Pilgrim meets the girl of his dreams, Ramona Flowers, but learns he must defeat her seven evil exes in order to date her. Then things get even more complicated.”

All eight episodes of Scott Pilgrim Takes Off arrives on Netflix globally on November 17th, 2023.

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Scott Pilgrim Takes Off (L to R) Michael Cera as Scott Pilgrim and Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Ramona Flowers in Scott Pilgrim Takes Off. Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2023

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Scott Pilgrim Takes Off (L to R) Brie Larson as Envy Adams and Brandon Routh as Todd Ingram in Scott Pilgrim Takes Off. Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2023

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Scott Pilgrim Takes Off. Satya Bhabha as Matthew Patel in Scott Pilgrim Takes Off. Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2023

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Scott Pilgrim Takes Off (L to R) Mark Webber as Stephen Stills, Alison Pill as Kim Pine and Michael Cera as Scott Pilgrim in Scott Pilgrim Takes Off. Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2023


Who are the cast members of the Scott Pilgrim anime?

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Cast grid for Netflix’s Untitled Scott Pilgrim anime series

Fans will be incredibly excited to learn that the original cast from the movie has agreed to return and reprise their roles.

All the confirmed returning voices include:

  • Michael Cera as Scott Pilgrim
  • Satya Bhabha as Matthew Patel
  • Kieran Culkin as Wallace Wells
  • Chris Evans as Lucas Lee
  • Anna Kendrick as Stacey Pilgrim
  • Brie Larson as Envy Adams
  • Alison Pill as Kim Pine
  • Aubrey Plaza as Julie Powers
  • Brandon Routh as Todd Ingram
  • Jason Schwartzman as Gideon Graves
  • Johnny Simmons as Young Neil
  • Mark Webber as Stephen Stills
  • Mae Whitman as Roxy Richter
  • Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Ramona Flowers
  • Ellen Wong as Knives Chau

Kyle Wyatt is also rumored to be involved with the project as an announcer.

In August 2023, Michael Cera spoke to Decider.com about the new project telling the outlet that “It’s strange and very fun” returning to the IP after all these years, adding that the world of Scott Pilgrim is “very energetic and really funny.”

Cera went on to praise O’Malley’s script for the series, and Decider provided a small update on where the series is in production, too, saying:

“… they’re recording picture-to-picture, which allows him to watch the scene play out on a screen and hear “exciting” snippets of other people’s voices.”


Are you excited about the upcoming Scott Pilgrim anime adaptation on Netflix? Let us know in the comments below!

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Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 as a fulltime writer having worked in numerous other industries until that point. Jacob covers all things Netflix whether that's TV or movies but specializes in covering new anime and K-dramas. Resides in Norwich in the United Kingdom.